Daisy Thomas is a dedicated wife to Jared and mother of four to Jasper 17, Lily 16, Tesla 6, and Jackson 1 year. Daisy is a lifelong organizer, building inclusive coalitions to make change. At the University of Florida she served as Asian Student Union Political Director and founded Asian VOICES, a GOTV/civic engagement initiative. While at UF, she founded the Society for Academic Religious Studies and served on the Interfaith Council. As a member of the Junior League in Florida, California, and Utah, she has served as Chair of Human Trafficking Awareness, Board Secretary, and Special Events Co-Director.
While homeschooling her children in Utah, Daisy helped open and organize the Utah for Bernie Sanders office and worked as Jim Dabakis’ Chief of Staff and Executive Producer for Utah Progressives. She has served as a Salt Lake County Democratic Party Precinct Chair, Secretary for the Utah Democratic Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, and as CD3 National Delegate for Bernie Sanders.
Since her election as Utah Democratic Party Chair in June 2017, Daisy travels the State of Utah engaging community leaders, activists, and organizations, speaking at rallies and events about civic engagement and democratic policies. Daisy also serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee’s Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus and on the Interfaith Council. As a working, nursing mother, Daisy brings Baby Jack when she needs to, and has created a space for kids at the Utah Democratic Party Headquarters, which has made volunteering more inclusive for working families.
As well as volunteering with her children’s schools, Daisy currently serves as the National Federation of Filipino American Associations Utah Chapter Secretary, as an active Junior League of Salt Lake member, and continues her advocacy for human trafficking awareness.